The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams: 1909-1939 (Paperback)

The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams: 1909-1939 By William Carlos Williams, A. Walton Litz (Editor), Christopher MacGowan Cover Image
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This is book number 730 in the New Directions Paperbook series.


Considered by many to be the most characteristically American of our twentieth-century poets, William Carlos Williams "wanted to write a poem / that you would understand / ,,,But you got to try hard—."

So that readers could more fully understand the extent of Williams' radical simplicity, all of his published poetry, excluding Paterson, was reissued in two definite volumes, of which this is the first.

About the Author

Besides being a practicing physician, William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) was a poet, short-story writer, novelist, translator, playwright, and essayist whose contribution to the development of modern American poetry grew out of his commitment to recording the "local" experience of Rutherford, New Jersey, and its environs.

Praise For…

"Here is the early work of this central figure in 20th century poetry in all its power and dazzling variety."
— Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811211871
ISBN-10: 0811211878
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: September 17th, 1991
Pages: 604
Language: English
Series: New Directions Paperbook